Thursday, June 30, 2011

Writers of the Future

Just got notice that I've received an Honorable Mention for my story In Black Mourn I in the second quarter of this year's Writer's of the Future contest.  This was my first time to enter the contest, which is perhaps the largest in the genre, so I am happy to start off on such a good note.  I plan to continue to enter each quarter until I either win, or get enough pro sales that I no longer am eligible for the contest. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


My Story, Red, is now online over at Jersey Devil Press.  Check it out!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

200,000 Words

Just logged in my daily word count on the spreadsheet I use to keep track of such things, and saw that I had hit the milestone of 200,000 words for the year. It seemed like such an auspicious moment I thought I’d better commemorate it with a quick blog entry. As you may know, I’m two weeks into the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and the workload is such that there’s not much time for blogging, or anything else but writing and critiquing classmates' work.

It’s been quite an amazing experience, though. I find I’ve been working from about six a.m. until about eleven at night, but it’s been quite rewarding. I’ve been cranking out about 12,000 words a week, so just under double my usual weekly output. I’m also learning a lot through the lectures and the critiquing process. I feel like I’ve learned so much new stuff about writing that its like using a sling shot my whole life, and now I’ve suddenly been given a machine gun. But of course all this new found knowledge means I’ve got to change the way I’ve been doing some things in the past.

Anyway, that’s about all the update I’ve got time for now. Back to work!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


I've made it!  I'm here in lovely New Hampshire in the midst of the workshop.  And there's as much work load as was rumored, so it looks like I won't have much time for blogging until I get back.  So I'll just make a nice update of the whole experience then.  For now,

Write on!